LG G4 owners take note: AT&T has announced that Wi-Fi calling is now available for the G4 on its network. This feature comes in handy in areas where cell reception is bad, enabling users to route calls over Wi-Fi, ensuring that they remain connected even in areas where they would usually not get good cell reception. LG G4 Wi-Fi calling on AT&T goes live starting today.
Starting today, AT&T customers with the LG G4 can make and receive calls as well as text messages over a Wi-Fi conection. Enabling the feature is very easy. Users will get a notification on their device when it’s available and they just need to install the software update to enable the feature.
Once the feature has been set up and the smartphone connects to a Wi-Fi work, it automatically detects when to route the call over the Wi-Fi network, it’s going to do that when there’s limited or no cell coverage.
Nothing is fundamentally different about using a Wi-Fi network for calls or texts. Users have the same phone number and access to their contacts without having to use a separate VoIP app to get similar functionality.
The carrier bills Wi-Fi calls based on the number that’s being called or texted, it’s the same price no matter if Wi-Fi is being used, for example making a call to a number in the United States is free of charge even if users are overseas.